Delhi Crime Branch arrests Army personnel for abetment to suicide in death of Delhi woman constable

Sonu Bhalotiya is posted at the Army Supply Corps in Bengaluru and was absconding after the incident in August 2022

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Delhi Crime Branch

New Delhi, February 13

The Delhi Crime Branch arrested an Army personnel in connection with a suicide case of a Delhi Police woman constable.

The deceased, posted at the Palam area in Dwarka, was found hanging in her room last August. Her family had filed a complaint stating that she was being harassed and tortured by her ex-boyfriend, Sonu Bhalotiya.

Sonu is posted at the Army Supply Corps in Bengaluru. He had fled after the incident.

According to the police, the couple met in 2020 and the man lied about his marital status to get into a relationship with the woman constable. He would take the password of her e-mail ID and take all her details, photos and videos from her Google account.

The officials added that in 2021, when the constable found out that Sonu was married, she blocked his number but he continued calling her from different numbers and harassed her. When the girl was getting married, the accused allegedly started threatening her and told her fiancé about their relationship and ended the prospective relationship.

DCP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said, "The woman was harassed by him and committed suicide. Following her death, the accused fled from his posting camp. A court had also directed him to join the probe. There was a warrant for his arrest, but he kept changing his locations and also changed his SIM cards to evade police.

The crime branch was hunting for him. Technical surveillance was mounted on him and his family. Several raids were conducted and he was caught from the Meerut Cantt area, added officials.

During his interrogation, he told police that he got married in 2019 and lives with his wife and parents in Rajasthan. He met the deceased on a bus and befriended her. When she ended their relationship, he allegedly stalked her through her phone and harassed her. 

The accused has been booked for abetment to suicide along other charges under the Indian Penam Code.


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